Hey Girl, Lets Make an “Easy Custom Frame”
I’m a little late today…
It’s a snow day here in Michigan.
We have about 7 inches of snow. Big whoop.
Last night while checking out the weather on here,
The “Hey Girl” theme is a rather funny way of expressing how thankful
This goes along perfect with my post today that is
Wait! That’s not Rick.
Here’s my Ricky baby…
(by the way, Rick has a great sense of humor, and these are meant to be funny
Happy Valentine’s Day Richard.
I couldn’t be the Redhead I am without your constant support and understanding.
Not once have you complained about my many messes, crazy ideas, or late night disappearing acts. When I get discouraged, you pick me up. When I get tired, you let me rest. When I need your help, you never refuse.
When I complain, you tell me to shut up.
You are my ROCK!
With all this mushy stuff, I almost forgot about the project.
This is our master bathroom before we did our “affordable makeover”.
You can find that “here“.
The framed poster is what I would like to tell you about.
This poster is a Robert Doisneau photo taken in Paris in 1950.
I finally decided to move the framed poster,
By the way…
now would be a good time for me to tell you that my
bedroom is no longer green.
Thank goodness, right?
Stay tuned for a HUGE bedroom reveal next week.
First, I hired some sassy girls to beat up some 1×6 boards
we had left over from our kitchen beams.
That was fun, but Valerie and I hurt our hands a little.
We got a little bit carried away with the hammers.
Geesh…guess we had some pent up energy.
We also added our initials to add some personal charm.
Next, I hired Rick to measure the poster,
and cut the wood on a 45 degree angle so the ends will match up
like a manufactured frame.
Then I used black stain (Minwax Wood Finish in Ebony)
as a first coat and let the stain get into all of the nooks.
This really worked well.
Finally, I stained it with 3 coats (Minwax Wood finish in Mahogany), and topped it off with a coat of polyurethane.
When it was completely dry, Rick nailed it to the wall with small nails.
These can easily be removed if I decide to move the frame.
Finally…the finished product.
I can’t show you the entire transformation yet,
that will come next Friday when I reveal our master bedroom makeover.
I can’t wait.
Je vais à Paris.